Archinect - News 2014-10-01T06:42:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/66643308/construction-begin-on-zaha-s-softbridge-building-at-oxford-university Construction begin on Zaha's Softbridge Building at Oxford University Archinect 2013-01-31T16:33:00-05:00 >2013-02-04T20:12:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fs/fs09y4gajqwwu82i.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Zaha Hadid visited Oxford to celebrate the start of construction works at St Antony's College.</p> <p> Dubbed the 'Softbridge', the new building will be known as the The Investcorp Building on completion in the summer of 2014.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iw/iw2rjsc9vxfqyupw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The building has been made possible through a generous donation of &pound;11 million funded by the international alternative asset management firm, Investcorp. The guest of honour at the ground-breaking ceremony was Investcorp's Executive Chairman and CEO, Mr Nemir Kirdar.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oe/oe6gtqtr1kv4xnsy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The three-storey Softbridge building will form a suspended 'bridge' between numbers 66 and 68 Woodstock Road and provides 1,200 square metres of floor-space. Its new lecture theatre, replacing the cramped rooms where public seminars are currently held, offers 125 seats and disabled access. The building will also house a new library and purpose-built archive facility, doubling the amount of space currently available.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e27kwzf4hk5qnx0c.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Mr Nemir Kirdar said: 'Investcorp was founded to create a bridge betwee...</p>